This cat looked a little the worse for the wear, with a bare patch on one hip, that might have been from some recent surgery. He surely didn’t give the impression of being any kind of wimp. (Not weak or cowardly, for those who don’t use this phrase.)
Someone had given him a small fish, just before I came along. The thing was, the fish was still alive, so the cat had to deal with that before he could settle down to his meal.